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Prestigious grants success for Centenary Institute researchers

16/12/2020

World-leading research into sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young people and multiple sclerosis has been boosted with two Centenary Institute researchers successfully securing prestigious NHMRC Ideas Grants.

Gut microbiome link to deadly lung disease

19/11/2020

Research led by the Centenary Institute, the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Queensland has shown for the first time a link between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an often fatal lung condition, and the gut microbiome.

How the humble sea sponge helped scientists unravel a 700 million-year-old mystery of evolution

06/11/2020

Australian scientists, including from the Centenary Institute, have found that humans, and most likely the entire animal kingdom, share important genetic mechanisms with a jelly-like sea sponge.

New understanding of how proteins operate

05/11/2020

A ground-breaking discovery by Centenary Institute scientists has provided new understanding as to the nature of proteins and how they exist and operate in the human body.

Anti-inflammatory benefits from gut bacteria found in fish and humans

19/10/2020

Researchers at the Centenary Institute have found that sensitivity of the immune system to ‘good’ gut bacteria is present in zebrafish, proving that the ability of an animal to benefit from good gut bugs is evolutionarily conserved whether you walk or swim.

Concealed cardiomyopathies revealed in cardiac arrest survivors

29/09/2020

Centenary Institute researchers have discovered that genetic testing can identify ‘concealed cardiomyopathies’ in nearly a quarter of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) survivors who seem to have a normal heart.

Enzyme insight could lead to new diabetes treatment

14/09/2020

Research led by the Centenary Institute has discovered that the lack of an enzyme in the liver called sphingosine kinase 2 (SphK2) results in pronounced insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, both symptoms of early stage type 2 diabetes.

Reducing cirrhosis threat for high-risk drinkers

03/09/2020

Research led by the Centenary Institute has shown that a healthy weight and coffee consumption may help lower the risk of high-risk drinkers developing alcohol-induced cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), which causes approximately 300,000 deaths globally each year.

Gene discovery linked to alcohol-induced liver disease

28/08/2020

The findings of an international study led by the Centenary Institute suggests that the possibility of high-risk drinkers developing alcohol-induced cirrhosis is in part related to genetic factors.

Gene discovery may explain female melanoma survival advantage

12/08/2020

Centenary Institute scientists have discovered that genes on the X chromosome may be key to the improved survival rates of females with melanoma–as compared to their male counterparts.